Prankster Targets Would-Be Jurors

Hamilton County residents reportedly are receiving a “prank” phone message indicating they have failed to report for jury duty and will be fined $500 and serve a 30-day prison sentence. Victims are being contacted via text and/or email and told to call a number to receive a message. The phone numbers are (704) 319-7254 and (704) 319-7242. Officials say this prank is happening all over the country and that citizens should not to call the numbers. While the punishment for failing to report for jury duty in Hamilton County is accurate, officials says they would never text or email that information. Instead, no-shows would receive a letter or a subpoena with a court date. Read more on Chattanoogan.com